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Can you help me interpret "Blame not my Lute" by Sir Thomas Wyatt? Just the general meaning of the poem. Different allegories or references.

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Nothing much complicated here. The speaker tells his lady love not to blame the instrument he uses (a lute in this case) for the song of complaint he is singing about her:

My Lute and strings may not deny
But as I strike they must obey

He tells her she is to blame for the things he sings. She deserves it all:

Spite asketh spite, and changing change,
And falsèd faith must needs be known ;
The fault so...

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